Hoping people can share their stories of how they transitioned from nursing to sleep at night to just " going down." This is proving very frustrating for both my daughter and me. She nurses for ten minutes max before her nap, and usually goes down easily enough, but at night she's giving me a really, really hard time. Tonight she nursed for ten minutes, asked to go in her crib, bopped around there for about twenty minutes, asked to be rocked, let me rock her for twenty minutes and then it was back in the crib for another twenty minutes. At the 70 minute mark, I had to call in reinforcements (DH), who rocked her to sleep in a mere eight minutes.
I ordered a gloworm, because I have heard these can help at bedtime, but I'm skeptical. How did you other moms make this transition? I am still nursing once during the night and maybe twice to three times during the day, but this bedtime session has just become something I dread, now that my milk is nearly gone (and I'm only 11 weeks,). DD has never taken a bottle at bedtime, or had a pacifier. I've tried the bottle thing to no avail; maybe I should try a bottle with water, though? That's what she tends to ask for, but I'm giving it to her from a sippy cup. Anyway, please let me know what you think....how long will this last?! TIA.